Watch: Australia teammates David Warner and Matthew Wade involved in on-field scuffle during BBL match

By Daniel S

January 15, 2023

The Sydney Thunders and Hobart Hurricanes faced off in a BBL match at the Blundstone arena earlier today. The match was full of action and had many twists and turns. The Thunders won the toss and chose to bat first, but their start was not strong as David Warner was dismissed for a duck due to a great delivery by Riley Meredith. Opener Matthew Gikes and middle-order batsman Sam Whiteman also struggled and the team relied on Oliver Davies who scored 45 off 38. Without his contribution, the Thunders would have had difficulty reaching a score of 100. They ultimately scored 135 in the first innings.

In contrast, the Hurricanes had an even more difficult start to their chase, falling to 20/3 at one point. However, a missed catch by Olie Davies of Matthew Wade changed the outcome of the game. Wade and Tim David went on to form a 79-run partnership and the Hurricanes regained control. Tim David ended the match with an unbeaten 76 runs, securing the win for his team.

Here’s the video:

During the match, there was a tense incident between Hurricanes’ Matthew Wade and Thunders’ David Warner who are teammates on the national team. The altercation began in the 10th over when Wade backed out of his stance while Chris Green was about to bowl. During a break in the match, Wade approached Warner, who pushed him away. However, after the match, the players stated that they had resolved the issue.

Here’s Wade and Green after the match: 


For the moment the BBL table has Perth Scorchers sitting atop with 16 points in 11 matches. Sydney Sixers with 15 in 11 are second whereas Melbourne Renegades with 12 out of 11 are third. Adelaide Strikers, Hobert Hurricanes, and Sydney Thunders are at  10 points each but in respective positions due to their run rate. Brisbane Heat with 7 points in 10 matches are 7th and Melbourne Stars with 6 points in 11 matches are the bottom team.